Ages & Stages - Baby

Daily oral health tips for babies and toddlers

  Typically, we don’t think of cavities or gum disease in connection with babies. But the truth is that oral diseases begin very early, from the time bacteria begin to live in the oral cavity. As new teeth come in […]

Ages & Stages - Kids

Keeping kids safe in (and around) cars

Aside from moving motor vehicle accidents and crashes, cars pose many threats to children. In fact, there are many other ways children can get hurt by automobiles and related products.

How can I help my child cope with everyday life?

  Babies depend on their caregivers to meet all of their needs, and when you respond with love and sensitivity, they will grow to feel secure and safe. Still, even the most secure-feeling children will sometimes feel stress in their […]

Winter safety tips for kids

Winter can be lots of fun, but there are potential dangers. Here are some facts and important tips about keeping children safe during the winter months.

Ages & Stages - Prenatal

How to cope with pregnancy pains

The changing pregnant body may be one of Mother Nature’s more astonishing feats, but nothing grounds us like the aches and pains that tag along for the journey.

Pregnancy skincare tips

If you’re a mom or mom-to-be, chances are you’ve thought about or experienced stretch marks.

Ages & Stages - Toddler

Home furniture safety

  In light of the recent video that showed a young child pull a dresser onto himself, here is a reminder about furniture safety in a child’s bedroom, and of course, throughout the home.  As a general rule, all furniture, […]

Ages & Stages - Tweens & Teens

Dad's Corner

A very special Christmas, indeed

As parents, we become so focused on the needs of our children that we lose sight of ourselves; we forget how much we need our own magical moments too, writes Chris Hunt. I can still remember the sharp cold biting my […]

The Candy Wars

How far is too far when it comes to junk food restrictions for kids, wonders Chris Hunt.

Time to ship out, son

Why, within a generation, have so many young men been so willing to do so little to leave home, wonders Joe Banks.

Sowing the seeds of inclusion

A recent soccer game with his young son showed Chris Hunt the importance of helping refugees take root and blossom in their new home.

An ode to potty training

A child’s first successful bowel movement is surely among life’s most underrated joys, writes Joe Banks.